Düsseldorf, Germany, 07. November 2016 – Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has again strengthened its business relations with a leading Italian terminal operator. Lorenzini & C. S.r.l. (Lorenzini) will put another diesel-electric Terex® Gottwald Model 7 mobile harbour crane in the G HMK 7608 two-rope variant into operation mid-November.
The machine is the third Terex Gottwald Model 7 crane that Lorenzini acquired in the past two years. In autumn 2014, a first crane in the G HMK 7608 variant went to the terminal in Livorno, followed in summer 2015 by a G HMK 7408. With the new machine, the fleet size of Terex Gottwald mobile harbour cranes at Lorenzini has increased to five.
Homogenous fleet of TPS machines at Lorenzini
Like the two other machines, the new G HMK 7608 crane will mainly help Lorenzini to handle containers. The crane features a maximum lifting capacity of 150 t, up to 54 m outreach and maximum lifting speeds of 100 m/min. Thanks to a tower extension, it can load and unload vessels with containers stacked very high on deck. Francesco Lorenzini, Managing Director of the company: “With the new crane, we continue to focus on homogeneity, reliability and performance in our fleet. Our existing machines from TPS have so far helped us increase our handling rates, and it is hence logical that we now opted for another Terex Gottwald machine. Moreover, we highly appreciate the flexibility of the technology and the reliable support assured by the Service Team. Beyond containers, we have regular demand for the handling of general cargo, and with the mobile harbour crane we will be able to quickly respond to respective requests from our international customers.”
Continuing success for cranes from TPS in Italy
Gino Gherri, Regional Director Sales & Services Terex Port Solutions: “The new machine is another milestone in our business relations with Lorenzini that started with the delivery of two used HMK 300 E of Generation 4 from TPS. The positive experience with these first two cranes has obviously convinced Lorenzini. We are delighted that the customer has ordered a total of three Model 7 machines of our Generation 5 within two years.” Gherri concludes: “With the new G HMK 7608, TPS confirms its series of success in Italy. Since 2014, we have taken a total of eight Model 7 cranes into operation throughout Italy.”